Eurozone woes weigh on Merkel’s majority

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Series Details 30.10.12
Publication Date 30/10/2012
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The politics of eurozone bailouts for countries such as Cyprus, Greece and Spain is becoming more difficult in Germany ahead of its federal elections in 2013. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right coalition of Christian Democrats and Free Democrats was said to be anxious about the prospect of voting for yet more financial aid for these countries.

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